After going through a rather tumultuous exams season, and having taken a few weeks off to recharge batteries , I finally seem to have found the time and the determination to get some real work done on Vena's Tale (my Fractal Cosmos novel, for the ones who don't know).
During the next month and a half, I won't have much to do, so, I really hope I can make some actual progress with this.
Unfortunately, my writting has currently reached an impass and I frustratingly haven't been able to add a single new paragraph to my story for quite sometime.
The reason for my impass is that storytelling is forcing me to tap into an area of which I frankly don't know much about: computer science.
Knowing that the Fractal Future community certainly includes people who are well-versed in that field of science, I decided to turn to you guys for help That is, if you don't mind, of course.
So, my problem is basically this:
My story has reached a point in which the protagonist (a 13 year-old posthuman girl named Vena) is currently standing at the top of tallest building in her city (which is not actually very tall, as her people has a preference for relatively short buildings because they look more retro) and she is being physically and verbally assaulted by a group of bullies from her school.
As she is heavily outnumbered and can't fight, the only way she has to turn the odds in her favour is to hack into the building's security and maintenance system (which is controlled by an advanced but subsentient near-AGI) in order to make it recognize her agressors as threats.
How would she do that? I want to provide the reader with some details to make it cool , but I don't want to be the sort of writer who resorts to technobabble just because he doesn't totally grasp a certain field of science.
So, I need to write a relatively brief description of a cybernetically enhanced posthuman hacking an AI. Can you guys help me with that?
Any insights you could possibly give wpuld be very much appreciated. If you have any quick reading material that you think I should check out, I'd like that as well.
Thanks for you atention